Media

Application for Media Accreditation

All media representatives, photographers and news agencies are requested to apply for media accreditation by sending an e-mail to media@bielchessfestival.ch

The accreditation gives you access to the playing hall and to the media conferences. Detailed will be communicated to you after successful application.

Please note that without accreditation no electronic devices may be taken into the playing hall.

Press Pictures

The pictures publiched on our flickr page may be used freely for reporting on the Biel International Chess Festival. For high-resolution images or any other use, please contact us.
Please credit the photographer as @bielchessfestival.ch. Thank you.

Biel International Chess Festival flickr-Page

Information for streamers and broadcasting platforms

Grandmaster Tournament

As you know we again run along our Chess Triathlon https://www.bielchessfestival.ch/Tournaments/Closed-Tournament/Grandmaster-Tournament.html

PGN availability: We are using the FTP server of ChessBase to share the PGNs with the Chess community. The addresses on Chessbase for the Classical, Rapid, Blitz are as per below.

- https://live.chessbase.com/watch/54th-Biel-GMT-Classical-2021/

- https://live.chessbase.com/watch/54th-Biel-GMT-Rapid-2021/

- https://live.chessbase.com/watch/54th-Biel-GMT-Blitz-2021/

Chess 960 is not on available on the Chessbase replayer, but is accessible via the Broadcast room of Chessbase or by using the direct link to the ftp-directory structure below:

- Classical: http://37.61.201.115/LocalUser/live/Biel-Classical/R?/games.pgn (you will need to adapt the number of the round)

- Rapid: http://37.61.201.115/LocalUser/live/Biel-Rapid/R?/games.pgn (you will need to adapt the number of the round)

- Blitz: http://37.61.201.115/LocalUser/live/Biel-Blitz/R?/games.pgn (you will need to adapt the number of the round)

- Chess960: http://37.61.201.115/LocalUser/live/ACCENTUSChess960/R?/games.pgn (you will need to adapt the number of the round)

Open Tournaments

In addition we probably also produce PGNs for the Master Tournament (https://www.bielchessfestival.ch/Tournaments/Open-Tournaments/Master-Tournament.html) and the Amateur Tournament (https://www.bielchessfestival.ch/Tournaments/Open-Tournaments/Amateur-Tournament.html)

Master: http://37.61.201.115/LocalUser/live/Biel-Master/R?/games.pgn (you will need to adapt the number of the round)

Amateur: http://37.61.201.115/LocalUser/live/Biel-Amateur/R?/games.pgn (you will need to adapt the number of the round) – not sure that we produce PGNs here, but just in case 😊

Additional Information for Streamers:

This year we are going to share all multimedia content we are producing with the interested community. If you plan to cover the Biel International Chess Festival over some mutimedia channel, please join our Discord channel. Link: https://discord.gg/x6jwYmNS. There you find all further information :
- again the links to PGN Files
- links to a Website with online up-to-date rankings and pairings
- URLs to several video streams showing the players of the GMT, the interviews after the games and also some pictures of the playing hall.

Hope to meet you on Discord.

Press Releases

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PGN-Download

  • ACCENTUS Chess960 R 1-7.pgn (108 KB)
  • GMT Rapid R 1-7.pgn (106 KB)
  • GMT Blitz Round 1-14.pgn (137 KB)
  • GMT Classical Round 1.pgn (18 KB)
  • GMT Classical Round 2.pgn (21 KB)
  • GMT Classical Round 3.pgn (16 KB)
  • GMT Classical Round 4.pgn (8 KB)
  • GMT Classical Round 5.pgn (9 KB)
  • GMT Classical Round 6.pgn (20 KB)
  • GMT Classical Round 7.pgn (10 KB)
  • MTO Round 1 - board 1-30.pgn (24 KB)
  • MTO Round 2 - board 1-30.pgn (25 KB)
  • MTO Round 3 - board 1-30.pgn (25 KB)
  • MTO Round 4 - board 1-30.pgn (27 KB)
  • MTO Round 5 - board 1-30.pgn (30 KB)
  • MTO Round 6 - board 1-36.pgn (32 KB)
  • MTO Round 7 - board 1-36.pgn (29 KB)
  • MTO Round 8 - board 1-36.pgn (28 KB)
  • MTO Round 9 - board 1-36.pgn (32 KB)
  • ATO Round 2 - board 1-13.pgn (10 KB)
  • ATO Round 3 - board 1-13.pgn (10 KB)
  • ATO Round 4 - board 1-13.pgn (10 KB)
  • ATO Round 5 - board 1-13.pgn (10 KB)
  • ATO Round 6 - board 1-13.pgn (10 KB)
  • ATO Round 7 - board 1-13.pgn (10 KB)
  • ATO Round 9 - board 1-13.pgn (11 KB)
  • ATO Round 8 - board 1-13.pgn (26 KB)